September 9, 2016
We decided to deal with the crowds and visit Bryce one last time to do the short, cardio-workout known as Navajo Loop. We arrived early in the morning and did the loop counter clockwise.
The hike starts at Sunset Point, but we parked at Sunrise point to enjoy the sunrise as we walked along the rim.
The descent (540 ft) is a series of short, tight switchbacks that go straight down to the canyon floor. It was cool looking up as we went down...
My favorite highlight of the trail is Wall Street...a section of narrows at the base of the canyon.
If my info is correct, the Douglas Firs that live in these narrows are 400+ years old.
...and oh how beautiful the shades of blue were !
It wasn't long until we came to Two Bridges.
And last, the climb back to the rim where we passed Thor's Hammer.
It was a very nice morning. I just can't say enough about the weather we have enjoyed the past couple of weeks. Definitely a great time to visit.
So until next time, I am going to try to get this crick out of my neck...
|...always looking up !|
HAPPY TRAILS !